Title: Halloween: Lurking Evil 1/2
Author: Sivan Shemesh
Beta-s: Raina & Ancient Dame
Warning: H/C, violence, blood, OOC behavior, family/drama, friendship/drama. Horror. Character Death?
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Tolkien. I just borrowed them for my own evil plans.
Spoiler: Total AU.
Summary: Legolas watched his friend; his face was a pale shade and sweat covered his forehead, blood pooled around him. In that moment, Legolas forgot his own injury. He watched how the ghost rode at him, and yet he could feel the pain rising like a flame…
A/N: Written for Aragorn-Legolas Yahoo group challenge for Halloween!
The king made his way to his son's room, and upon entering noted the man sitting on the bed. Saying nothing he turned to his son.
"Prince Legolas," King Thranduil called; when the crystal eyes of his son turned to meet his, he added, "Before you go, I need to give you something that belonged to your Naneth."
"I will come Adar," the prince replied. "Once Aragorn and I finish."
"I will wait for you, ion-nin." and with that the king left the room.
"Go Legolas, I will wait. I have no place I have to be. Go on, see what your Adar needs to give you." Aragorn urged him.
The prince hesitated, staring into the hazel eyes of the ranger, and then turned and ran after his father, who was rapidly disappearing down the hall. He quickly hurried to the king's side.
"Adar," Legolas began as he walked abreast of the king, and then added before his Adar could respond, "Forgive me for my action of earlier."
"There is nothing to forgive, I know that you and he have become very fond of each other," the king said with a smile. Then he clasped his hands to his son's shoulders, and spoke, his voice breaking as he spoke the words, "Your Naneth would have been proud of you for befriending a man."
"Really?" Legolas asked, doubting, and yet he could feel a lone tear fall from his sky-blue eyes and inch down his cheek.
Thranduil nodded and then said, "Come, it is time to give you what your Naneth had, and I want you to keep it with you wherever you go."
Legolas asked curiously, "What is it?"
"It is a lucky charm, and as far as I know, it is for your safety. It will keep you alive…" but before Thranduil could continue, his son cut him off.
"Then… then why did Naneth die?"
"That is because she was not wearing it the day death found her. Your Nana had left it on the bed." Thranduil replied, tears filling his eyes.
Silence fell between them; so thick Aragorn could have cut it with his dagger if he had been there.
"Show me." Legolas asked, watching his father with pleading eyes.
"Come." Thranduil said and walked to the master bedroom which he and his wife had once shared everyday.
With tears filled eyes he opened the door, his son right following behind him. The king walked toward the bed and stopped before the shelf. He sat on the bed and looked longingly into the picture of his wife.
Legolas looked at it too, and smiled as he remembered his Nana. "I miss her…" he said.
"I know, ion-nin, I miss her too, I loved her dearly." the king said, his hand rose and stroked the drawing of his dearly beloved.
Legolas watched his Adar, who placed the frame on the bed next to him and took a different item from the shelf.
"What is it?" Legolas asked as he watched his Adar.
Thranduil handed his son the item as he replied, "This is the charm, ion, and you need to wear it around your neck all the time. It will keep you safe."
Looking at the charm, the symbol was somehow familiar to him, and Legolas realized he had seen it somewhere before. He looked at his Adar and whispered, "Hannon-le, Ada." He put it around his neck and looked down at the item resting on his chest.
"Ion-nin, saes, you must never take it off and never put it down. I do not wish to lose you, I love you." Thranduil watched his son closely.
"I will never leave it, Adar, and I love you too." Legolas replied, his gaze locked with his father's.
Thranduil wiped the tears from his eyes, and then switched to a more formal voice as he spoke. "Prince Legolas, you have a friend waiting for you in your room, go, do not leave him waiting. You two have a long trip ahead of you. Finish whatever you were doing, but before you leave, come…"
"I know, Ada. I will come to say a last goodbye before we leave on our trip." Legolas paused, knowing how much his Adar loved him then silently he rose and walked to the door. He turned around and looked back at his Adar.
"Go, ion, he is waiting for you."
Legolas smiled as he heard the assuring words from his Adar, and headed back to his own room. He sighed before entering.
He could feel Aragorn's gaze on him, but he ignored it.
"Legolas, what is that around your neck?" Aragorn asked curiously.
"This was my naneth's." Legolas answered simply, hoping that his friend would not ask more.
"I understand, mellon-nin."
"We need to arrange for everything we might need." Legolas changed the subject, and then he added with a grin, "We have a long night before us."
End of Chapter 1.